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post #31 of 38 Old 08-15-2017, 09:00 PM
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So having been married 30 years myself- what does your wife have to say ? Might influence your purchase decision-

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Check out the R1200R, my wife (and I) liked the ergonomics better than the R nine T.
I'll put that on my list.............. Thanks

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So having been married 30 years myself- what does your wife have to say ? Might influence your purchase decision-
She'll make the final decision. We are trying to do our homework and the great response from the members has given us a lot to consider. Right now she's combing the internet for used bikes in the area. Going to look at a 2004 R1150RT with only 16K on the clock tomorrow. We'll see if she has the legs for it.

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R1200r, r1200 Rs, r1200 RT. Same motor, suspension, performance, and almost the same features. The significant differences are in the fairings and weight. R has no fairings and is the lightest of the three bikes. RS has some fairings and is minimally heavier than the R. The RT is a full fairing bike and is the heaviest of the three R1200 bikes. Coming from a Harley that has full fairings, your wife will likely like a bike with at least some fairings/ wind protection. That rules out the R1200R. That leaves the RS or the RT. If light and maneuverable is what your wife is looking for, the RS is the bike that you should look at.

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....................., the RS is the bike that you should look at.
Do you know what the model years are on the RS? Not seeing any used bikes older than 2016 around here.

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That looks to be a terrific find! with only 16k on it- I hope the ergonomics work- that is a fine bike if the price is right

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Do you know what the model years are on the RS? Not seeing any used bikes older than 2016 around here.
As I recollect, but my memory could be faulty, the RS came out in 2015. There are not many, if any, 2017s in the country but there are good deals on 2016s.
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The Wife's New Ride

2004 R1150RT with 15,250 mi. $4,600

Many thanks to all who shared ideas and recommendations leading us to choose this bike.
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RefCat and psullam like this.

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